Use a period to end a declarative sentence.
Use a period to end an imperative sentence. An imperative sentence makes a command or request.
Use a question mark to end an interrogative sentence. An interrogative sentence asks a direct question.
Use an exclamation point to end an exclamatory sentence or any strong exclamation. (A strong exclamation is called an interjection.)
Instructions: Put the needed punctuation in each of these sentences.
1. Who will win the debates, Gore or Bush
2. Do your chores and your home work, and then you can play
3. Ouch That hurt
4. I saw most of the Olympic Games on television
5. Did you see the flying saucer
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1. Who will win the debates, Gore or Bush?
2. Do your chores and your home work, and then you can play.
3. Ouch! That hurt!
4. I saw most of the Olympic Games on television.
5. Did you see the flying saucer (Either ! or ? depending on how you want it said.)
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